Last updated 8 days ago
Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic medicine procedure that is used to remove stubborn deposits of fat from various areas of the body. Since its advent, liposuction technology has benefited from numerous advances, including the SmartLipo technique. Keep reading to learn what makes SmartLipo different from traditional liposuction and whether you could be a good candidate for the procedure.
What Is SmartLipo?
Traditional liposuction removes fat deposits by suctioning them out. In contrast, SmartLipo is a revolutionary cosmetic medicine treatment that uses laser technology to melt the fat cells first before the doctor removes the fat with suction. The highly precise laser beam accomplishes this without affecting nearby structures, such as soft tissues and blood vessels. SmartLipo technology makes it possible to undergo a safe and effective treatment, with an accelerated recovery and minimal side effects. By suctioning melted fat, the doctor can use a smaller suction cannula resulting in less trauma to the body and an easier recovery. Another difference between SmartLipo and traditional liposuction is that traditional liposuction is incapable of addressing skin tightening. With a SmartLipo treatment, the laser beam can be directed at the skin cells after melting the fat cells. The skin cells are tightened to prevent sagging skin. Additionally, collagen production is stimulated for smooth, healthy skin.
Am I a Good Candidate?
A cosmetic medicine specialist can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for SmartLipo. Since liposuction is not intended to be a primary weight loss method, you should be close to your ideal weight. Liposuction techniques are intended to remove fatty deposits that you’re having trouble eliminating through diet and exercise. Additionally, you should be a non-smoker in good overall health.
When Will I See Results?
You’ll be able to enjoy drastic improvements immediately after the procedure. Over the next few months, you’ll see some additional improvements. Smartlipo requires one treatment. However, if you are considering multiple areas you may need to have the areas completed on different days.
Only a physician can help you determine if SmartLipo is right for you. To schedule your free consultation, please call the medical spa of Dr. Michele A. Finley, M.D. at (317) 571-9966. Dr. Finley and her staff are dedicated to helping patients achieve improved self-confidence and overall well-being.
Last updated 13 days ago
Cellulite is a common skin complaint. The unsightly dimpling of the skin affects many people, regardless of whether they are overweight or slender. If you wish to banish your cellulite, consider visiting a medical spa for a Thermage treatment. Thermage is a revolutionary treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to gently heat the dermis and cool the epidermis. This causes thickening of the collagen, which results in tightened, firmed skin and a reduced appearance of cellulite.
To learn more about cellulite and Thermage, watch this video clip from “The View.” You’ll hear a dermatologist explain the basics of the procedure and you’ll see a demonstration of the process, including some promising “before” and “after” pictures.
Give yourself a boost of self-confidence by scheduling a Thermage appointment today! Call the medical spa of Dr. Michele A. Finley, M.D. at (317) 571-9966 or view our current offers on our website.
Last updated 19 days ago
Rosacea, which is a chronic skin condition, often creates the appearance of an allergic reaction or acne breakout on the face. As the blood vessels in the face become swollen, the area takes on a flushed, reddened appearance. Other symptoms include multiple small bumps that are filled with pus. If you have rosacea, it’s a good idea to visit a medical spa to explore your treatment options. If left untreated, rosacea can become worse over time. The doctor at the medical spa may recommend IPL therapy to treat your rosacea.
What It Does
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a promising treatment for rosacea patients. Doctors at medical spas have been increasingly recommending it to alleviate symptoms because it results in minimal side effects, with no recovery period required. The light technology is highly effective in correcting the flushing and redness, and in reducing the burning and stinging sensations. It can also eliminate the red bumps and the telangiectasia, which are the blood vessels visible beneath the skin.
How It Works
IPL therapy is a non-ablative resurfacing method that directly affects the lower layer of skin, the dermis, without changing the epidermis, which is the top layer of skin. IPL therapy works in much the same way as laser beams. The pulses of light are directed at the skin and the skin cells absorb the light. Then, the light energy is turned into heat energy, which affects the targeted area. IPL therapy uses several different wavelengths in every light pulse. The doctor can customize the settings on the machine to suit the patient’s unique needs.
Dr. Michele A. Finley, M.D., proudly offers IPL therapy to treat a wide range of dermatological concerns, including rosacea. If you have any questions about the treatment or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact her medical spa today at (317) 571-9966. We also offer liposuction, SmartLipo, and Botox injections.
Last updated 1 month ago
Cosmetic surgery is a great way to improve your facial contours and reduce the signs of aging, but many of us would prefer a non-surgical approach. Dr. Michele A. Finley, M.D. offers a number of injectable fillers designed to reduce or eliminate the signs of aging without the need for surgery or significant downtime.
One of the most popular injectable fillers is Juvederm. This hyaluronic acid-based filler is used to restore volume and fullness, making it a great option for individuals with moderate to severe wrinkles, folds, and facial creases. Juvederm can also be used to add volume to thin lips and hollow facial contours. If you are in good health, are a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations regarding the results, Juvederm may be the ideal solution for your needs.
Find out if Juvederm is right for you by contacting Dr. Michele A Finley, M.D. online or by calling (317) 571-9966. We also offer Botox and several other injectable fillers.
Last updated 1 month ago
With autumn just around the corner, there’s no better time to invest in laser hair removal and prepare your body for next summer. While your medical spa can determine if laser hair removal is right for you, it is important to educate yourself about the overall process.
There are a number of steps you will want to take to prepare for laser hair removal. For example, you will want to avoid waxing, plucking, and other treatments such as electrolysis for at least six weeks prior to treatment so that the laser can effectively target the hair follicles beneath the skin. It is also important to avoid sun exposure for several weeks before your laser hair removal treatment because the laser works by targeting the pigment or color in your hair, which means that any tan may interfere with the process.
Your medical spa provider will typically have you shave the area to be treated the day before your treatment, as the laser is designed to target and heat the hairs beneath the skin rather than above. Dr. Finley will use the laser to send gentle pulses of light into the hair follicle, where it heats and destroys the root. Most areas will require anywhere from three to six treatments in order to destroy the hair follicles while they are in their active growth stage.
It is important to avoid direct sunlight exposure after undergoing laser hair removal, as this may damage your skin. You may consider using moisturizers to help keep your skin moist and hydrated in between treatments.
Dr. Michele A Finley, M.D. is proud to offer laser hair removal treatments using the Lumenis Lightsheer laser. You can learn more about this innovative treatment by calling (317) 571-9966.